Wenger have been supplying the Swiss Army for over 100 years, and their knives are known as ‘The Genuine Swiss Army Knife’.
All genuine Swiss Army Knives are produced by Wenger and Victorinox - both have been equally supplying the Swiss Army for over 100 years.
The Wenger and Victorinox brands are now owned by the same company and the product ranges are now in the process of being optimised.
Genuine Swiss Army Knives
There is only one knife in the range that is actually issued to members of the Swiss Army, and that is the Soldier’s Knife.
They did produce a knife called the Swiss Officer’s Knife, but this was never actually issued – officers had to buy the knife if they wanted it.
Swiss Army Knives became world famous during WW2 when US soldiers found them extremely useful, and it was the US soldiers that gave them the name ‘Swiss Army Knife’ which is now so famous.
Today, Wenger produce a fantastic choice of Swiss Army Knives, including the Giant Knife which has 87 tools and 141 functions!